Franklin man charged with rape

Franklin man charged with rape

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 29-year old Franklin man charged with rape on October 1. According to arrest reports filed by officers, Russell Thomas Johnson, of Bob White Lane in Franklin is facing a felony count of statutory rape. Johnson was booked into the Macon County jail on a $100,000 bond and is…

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Panthers travel to North Henderson tonight

Tonight marks the 8th week of the High School Football season and the Franklin Panthers will be on the road against North Henderson this evening. The Panthers have an overall record of 5-2 and are 3-0 in the conference after thrashing Smoky Mountain last week 40-7. The North Henderson Knights are 1-6 after losing to…

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Voters hear from commission candidates at NCAE Forum

Candidates for the Macon County Board of Commissioners took on questions concerning the school system at Tuesday’s forum at Franklin High hosted by the NC Association of Educators. Those candidates, incumbent Bobby Kuppers, and challenger Paul Higdon addressed questions on issues such as facility improvements, school funding, teacher supplements and the relation of the county…

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Franklin’s March for Babies this Saturday

Franklin’s March for Babies this Saturday

The 2012 Macon County March for Babies is this Saturday, October 6th at the Franklin Memorial Park. This 3-mile walk around downtown Franklin is a celebration of all the efforts the community has made in support of its smallest members. In addition to the walk, there will be food, door prizes, entertainment by the Macon…

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Chamber announces details of “A Country Christmas” parade

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce has announced entry forms are now available for the 2012 Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, November 25 beginning at 3pm. “A Country Christmas” has been chosen as the theme of the parade and the Chamber encourages those participating to decorate their float featuring the country Christmas theme.”…

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Five dollar rabies shots in Macon County this month

Macon County Public Health will hold Rabies Vaccination Clinics in the Franklin area on Saturday, October 6, 2012 and Saturday, October 27, 2012. There will also be clinics in the Highlands area on October 27, 2012. Area veterinarians will vaccinate dogs, cats, and ferrets over 4 months of age, as required by NC state law.…

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